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Posted on Wed, Dec 12, 2012 : 1:07 p.m.

Saline boy turns 12 on 12-12-12

By Cole Bertsos

The countdown to 12-12-12 was exciting for everyone, but for Saline resident Jake Versaum, the day is even more special.

Versaum, born in 2000, is celebrating his 12th birthday Wednesday, according to a story in the Saline Reporter.

The family has been counting down the 12 days to his birthday with different surprises, including six $1 bills, and five bananas for the five golden rings in the Twelve Days of Christmas song, the newspaper reported.

For the full report go here.



Thu, Dec 13, 2012 : 1:53 p.m.

My daughter also turned 12 yesterday--I remember that day in 2000 well, as we had about two feet of snow, all schools were closed, we could barely get into the parking lot at St. Joe's and they were severely understaffed. I was supposed to go to Providence, but couldn't make it there because of the storm. My daughter was born 20 minutes after we got to St. Joe's while her dad was still parking the car. He arrived back upstairs just in time.

Jordan Johnstone

Wed, Dec 12, 2012 : 9:23 p.m.

Well, Happy Birthday Jake! I was just wondering last night if there was someone turning twelve on the 12th. It is my birthday today too. I am 38. I took a picture of the clock on my computer last night (to have a record of the memorable moment) @ 12:12 and 12 seconds, when the date was 12/12/12. Again, Happy Birthday Jake and to all the people born today!

Julie Baker

Wed, Dec 12, 2012 : 9:07 p.m.

How cool! Happy birthday Jake!


Wed, Dec 12, 2012 : 8:39 p.m.

I was pushing for a 9-9-99 birthdate for my son, but his mother started pushing early and it didn't happen.